Sher­brooke tries out new street paint­ing sys­tem

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

The City of Sher­brooke will carry out a pi­lot project for the use of a more sus­tain­able paint­ing process on streets. Caro­line Gravel, di­rec­tor of the Ur­ban In­fra­struc­ture Depart­ment, dis­cussed the sub­ject while elected of­fi­cials ap­proved the pur­chase of a new ma­chine to paint street mark­ings at the last city coun­cil meet­ing.

The equip­ment in ques­tion is con­sid­ered more ef­fi­cient, more pre­cise, faster, and can con­tain two col­ors at a time, in ad­di­tion to in­cor­po­rat­ing dis­tance mea­sure­ment and laser align­ment. It prom­ises to in­crease the cur­rent ef­fi­ciency rate by 50 per cent in sit­u­a­tions where yel­low and white must both be used in the same sec­tor, in­clud­ing in­ter­sec­tions in res­i­den­tial ar­eas. It will cost $40,000, but the sav­ings are ex­pected to help ab­sorb the cost within a year-and-ahalf.

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